Gunther sometimes strays a bit from the horror format, expanding the shows content to also include horrible movies. During the first season of BSOH Gunther began showing some of his earlier film projects bases on re-edited 16mm films that we later converted to video tape. In this episode we bring you the horrifying wonder of the acting of Leslie Nielsen in one of the earlier “serious” film roles in the spy thriller “Project Kill”. Although, it gets pretty hard to tell the difference between Neilsen’s serious roles and his later comedies. To top that off this is Gunther’s parody version of the film adding in various bits to counterpoint the drug and alcohol themes in the movie.
The Show The Basement Sublet of Horror is the creation of the show's producer Joel Sanderson who's been working with old films his whole life. Their were several incarnations of this movie show presented in different live formats, years before the production on BSOH began. "M.T. Pockets Budget Film Fest" was a live stage show that played at the Wichita Center for the Arts in Wichita, Kansas for six years from 1996 to 2002. Preceded by "The Escape' Drive-in" an outdoor drive-in movie theme party that was held in Vinland, Kansas from 1989 to 1994.
BSOH is based on producer Joel Sanderson’s nostalgia for vintage horror hosts from the past, especially "The Host and Rodney" show from Wichita's television history. The basic concepts of BSOH are a loving parody of "The Host and Rodney", BSOH includes a lonely house on the hill in the shows opening segment as a homage to the host's original TV program which was also known as "Nightmare".
The show has run for eighteen seasons (which are based on DVD collection sets, not actual years of broadcast) with over two hundred episodes on it's broadcast roster that have been broadcast on television, cable stations, and internet broadcast channels across the world. The show was originally broadcast on Lawrence, Kansas public access channel 99 from 2006 to 2014.